Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies

Fax: 207-859-5369
Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend

Areas of Expertise

  • African-American religious history
  • Race and ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Comparative race relations
  • African-American women, history and social change
  • Sociology of religion
  • Deviance and social control
  • Social problems and public policy
  • Black women, history and social change
  • Black religion, religious ideas and practices
  • Gospel music
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AA216 ADeconstructing Daughters of the Dust: African American Origins
AM276 AAfrican-American Culture in the United States
GS198 AIncarceration and Human Rights: A Reading Group
SO252 ARace, Ethnicity, and Society
SO355 AAfrican-American Women and Social Change
SO359 ASociologies of Slavery and Slave Communities in the United States


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